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Forum: German School of Basses 09-12-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Nice Story

Hi Ken,

Nice to hear about your Mittenwald bass. I'm glad you had a good concert with the Shos 5. It's been long enough now that I don't even remember what bowings we used. I always keep copies...
Forum: German School of Basses 03-05-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Thanks Ken

We're playing Shosti 5 in the Rochester Phil this week - had a concert on Thursday night and one on Sat. I played my old dark bass and had a ball. I sit next to a very nice Gagliano played by Bob...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 03-05-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,914
Posted By Jeff Campbell
English extension

This is a Fawcett machine made in England circa early mid-1970s. I had one on former bass and I love it. The only problem was that while all the cams were made of stainless steel, the mechanism...
Forum: German School of Basses 03-04-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Thanks Ken

It's funny to have you call mine the 'smaller' bass, because it's a very large instrument and from the looks of things, it was cut down and very well would have been the same size as the the big red...
Forum: German School of Basses 03-04-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Here's a BIG one

Hello Ken,

I came across this bass and posted some pics on this thread a while ago, but I finally had a chance to take some measurements - this is a BIG bass.
The measurements are thus:

top...
Forum: Italian Bass School 08-31-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,902
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Posta Bass

Here's a link that recently appeared on my facebook page of Posta and his bass just prior to his death.
...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-28-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,978
Posted By Jeff Campbell
I Agree

Yes, I agree about the confusing part. As far as I know GC Testore did not label his basses and even if he did, there would still be instruments attributed to him with fake labels. I realize too...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-28-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,978
Posted By Jeff Campbell
sound....

Being spoiled with the big sound of my Mittenwald bass, this little Italian bass has a more focused sound. It is very complex and colorful. I've played it primarily in a jazz setting and it's a...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-28-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,978
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Old Bass

Here's a close up of the the 1690 bass...(I posted these a while ago):

http://www.smithbassforums.com/showthread.php?t=1537
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-28-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,978
Posted By Jeff Campbell
More Machines

Thanks Ken,

I think the new gear in your post is the bottom on the left profile picture. (Typically the G - String tuner). Here's a photo of the inside of the peg box of the Milanese scroll I...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-28-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,978
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Question Bass Machines

Being the bass nerd that I am, I've been thinking lately that I wanted to start a discussion on Ken's forum about bass machines, their varieties, origins, etc. Your post has motivated me to take the...
Forum: German School of Basses 05-23-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
OK...

Thanks Ken,

I am not an expert and I defer to your experience. I've seen a few Prescotts only so my vantage point is limited. Thanks for keeping me honest. I appreciate this forum where so much...
Forum: German School of Basses 05-21-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Yet Another One

Here's yet another bass that may fit into the 'big bass' category. The shape is typical, the golden color reminds me of a Seitz bass I posted earlier (on page 1 of this thread). The machines on...
Forum: German School of Basses 05-20-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Uneven dimensions

You've got me thinking...your original intention of this thread was to find the big old German that folks like Prescott or JB Allen used as a model type for their Yankee instruments. In looking at...
Forum: German School of Basses 05-19-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
false Nut

Oops, forgot to post the pic of the false nut
Forum: German School of Basses 05-19-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Another One

Hello Ken,

I've recently come across this instrument. The string length is very long (over 44 - notice the false nut.) The neck joint sits on top of the body. Inside there are five braces, one...
Forum: German School of Basses 05-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
More Mittenwald

Thanks Ken,

Very interesting. I heard the name Venner from an English bass luthier. He was helping me id my Mittenwald bass and said he had one coming into his shop that was very similar to mine...
Forum: German School of Basses 05-10-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Mittenwald Bass

Hi Ken,

I was curious about your Mittenwald bass. It has a bevel near the top of the back. Most Mittenwalds have a slopped back towards the neck block. How about the inside braces, are they...
Forum: Italian Bass School 05-10-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,584
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Small Bass

Hi Ken,

The top plate is 44" in length, the bottom bout is 24 1/2", and the upper is 19 1/2" with a rib depth of 7 1/2. The string length is 42". How does the Northern style differ from the...
Forum: Italian Bass School 05-10-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,584
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Cool Small solo Italian bass

Hello Ken and Crew,

Seeing this post about big and little basses has me thinking about a small bass I've run into. I've posted some photos and wonder if anyone has thoughts about this bass.
Forum: German School of Basses 05-09-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Mittenwald photos

OK...let's see if this works. When the basses a placed back to back, the difference in model size is clear. There are subtle differences in the varnish/color. To my eye, the ffs are the same or...
Forum: German School of Basses 05-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Another Mittenwald Bass

Hello,

Almost a year ago I made several posts about my old Mittenwald bass. Recently, I came across another bass that looks very much like mine. Just for interest, here are a couple of photos of...
Forum: German School of Basses 07-16-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,335
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Basses in the Orchestra

I agree Ken. I sit between a fabulous Gagliano and Ventepane bass in the Rochester Philharmonic played by two wonderful and seasoned bassists and my old Mittenwald bass keeps pace with these two...
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 07-09-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,404
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Calogues

Ken,

Are the photos/(drawings) or other descriptions of Morelli basses in your catalogue?
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 07-09-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,404
Posted By Jeff Campbell
Blockless?

Hi Ken,

Were Morelli basses a 'blockless' bass that I've seen you write about?
It seems that this bass has blocks in the all the corners but I'm not sure what a blockless bass is.
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